Huawei and Vodafone Ghana seal management service deal

Huawei, one of the leading telecoms solutions providers, on Thursday, signed a five-year management service agreement with Vodafone Ghana.

Under the agreement, Huawei would be responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of the Vodafone Mobile, Microwave, Synchronous Digital Hierarchy and Fixed Switching networks.

A statement issued and signed by Mr Harry Yuan, Media Relations Officer of Huawei, on Wednesday, said the network planning and optimization network operations centre, and management of the spare parts would be performed by the staff of Huawei.

The statement said Mr Tony Dolton, Chief Technology Officer of Vodafone Ghana, signed on behalf of his outfit while Mr Simon Xie, Vice President of West Africa of Huawei, signed on behalf of his company.

It noted that the partnership provides Vodafone Ghana with a long-term sustainable operating model, reducing its operational expenses and enabling the operator to focus further on providing more attractive new services to its customers.

The network operations agreement also guarantees the performance and quality of Vodafone network, which is used by multiple vendors across the country.

It said under the management service agreement, a number of Vodafone Ghana employees would be re-employed by Huawei in similar roles and received cutting-edge training on new processes, technology and tools that would be introduced by Huawei.

The statement described the award of the managed services contract to Huawei is a significant milestone in meeting the objective of providing a superior network to Vodafone customers in Ghana.

“In selecting Huawei we have combined their product innovation with an extensive training and development programme for employees, so that Vodafone delivers the best network with the best products and services with the best people”, it added.

It noted that the company would focus on improving the network quality and operating efficiency to further allow Vodafone to devote attention to providing its customers with the latest mobile and fixed services with excellent network quality.

Source: GNA

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